Friday, May 6, 2011
St. Anne, Pray for Us
The Vatican has approved the request from Archbishop Vigneron to name St. Anne, mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus, as the patron saint of Detroit. This is wonderful news for my archdiocese. For more information, you can read more about this here.
The press release from the Archdiocese of Detroit explains why St. Anne was chosen: "This devotion was planted on the banks of the Detroit River by the original French-Canadian settlers. Two days after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed with 51 others in what is now downtown Detroit on July 24, 1701, they celebrated Mass and began construction of a church named after Saint Anne. Today, Sainte Anne de Detroit is the second oldest continually operating parish in the United States. As is now recognized by the Holy See, the Church of Detroit was placed under Saint Anne's protection from its very founding."
St. Anne, pray for us!